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Old 06-02-2005, 04:42 AM   #1
cdk
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i like talking about linux. Do you?


hello all

i have been using this site for ages and i it pushed me to create a site of my own. its basically like this site but aimed more at friendly chat instead of problem solving. so if you like to chat about linux then please come and stop by at linuxcitizen.com.

i know this isnt a ad board and i apologize if this bothers anyone. i just wanted to share my new community with all of you.

cheers,
CDK
 
Old 06-02-2005, 04:53 AM   #2
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i think it is a good place being it's the newb section and who couldn't use another place to chat and learn more and share their experience so far, it is spam though, which is a negative always... maybe the admins of the site would like to put a link up or something, nothing wrong with everybody becomming one community
 
Old 06-02-2005, 05:22 AM   #3
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I don't see anything wrong with that as long as it is one clear message without bloat or crosspost.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 06:05 AM   #4
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ill check it out.

~ryan
 
Old 06-02-2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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re: i like talking about linux. Do you?

No, I hate Linux and I especially hate talking about Linux. I would NEVER post on a Linux-related messageboard!

Just kidding. This kind of thread topic was just begging for a lame reply like this! Welcome to Linux and freedom from the Micro$oft tax!! I'm in the process of migrating all of my servers over to Linux - and it looks like I just may be able to dump Micro$oft Exchange because OpenExchange is maturing very quickly. If I can migrate the data over without breaking linked entities (e.g., shared calendars, etc.) I am so there! Look for retired Windows and Exchange licenses on feeBay soon. Oh wait, Micro$oft intends I do not have right of first sale. Drat. Oh well, at least I will never be paying the Micro$oft tax for any servers ever again. MSDN Universal will cover what I need for development/staging but we won't have to pay for production licenses because we won't HAVE any Window$ servers in production use. w00t!!!!
 
Old 06-03-2005, 05:25 AM   #6
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thanks all for being so supportive. it hard to start a new linux community! It also great to see some of you already active on the site!

cheers,
 
Old 06-03-2005, 08:30 AM   #7
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Smile Newbie Installation

I have never used LINUX, but feel that it is the OS of our future. I have purchased the latest "LINUX FOR DUMMIES" paperback and it contains one of the installations on CD. I also have purchased the Partition Magic" program.

I am currently using MS XP Pro OS and want to partition my HD so that I may load LINUX on it and be able to swap back and forth between those two OS.

Is such activity easy enough for a newbie to do without making a mess of everything? What advice would you offer me about this?

Thanks,

FLASH
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:00 AM   #8
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Hi,

Try a Live CD before anything, it will enable you to run Linux without installing or
making partitions. Mepis or Knoppix are very good for such purposes.
check this site :

http://distrowatch.com/

cheers
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:16 AM   #9
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I love talking about Linux with people I KNOW have the potential of converting or need help converting. Otherwise, I am usually told to shut up because their not interested. Most are windows people and don't care about Linux. So, it all depends on the people that WANT to listen instead of MAKING them listen. =)

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-03-2005, 01:43 PM   #10
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i would try a Live CD for sure. You wont mess up any thing on your comp. Use it for a few weeks and if you like it move-in to a full install.

when you get ready to install a distro i recomend ubuntu because it is easy to use yet still has enough power. But there are tons of good distros out there you just have to keep trying until you get the right one for you.

cheers,
 
Old 06-03-2005, 05:17 PM   #11
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Re: i like talking about linux. Do you?

Quote:
Originally posted by cdk
hello all

i have been using this site for ages and i it pushed me to create a site of my own. its basically like this site but aimed more at friendly chat instead of problem solving. so if you like to chat about linux then please come and stop by at linuxcitizen.com.

i know this isnt a ad board and i apologize if this bothers anyone. i just wanted to share my new community with all of you.

cheers,
CDK
Actually, creating threads to promote your own site is a form of advertising and against our rules you agreed to when registering, Our admin doesn't go around to other sites taking advantage to promote this site as he respects other sites and their rules. If he decides to advertise, he does it the most ethical way by contacting or buying his ads to be placed. So respect the rules you agreed to when registering and do not promote or advertise here in the forums. There's a reason we put an advertising link on the bottom of every single page here..
 
Old 06-03-2005, 06:17 PM   #12
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i was not trying to pull people away from linuxquestions. Its a great site. sorry if this upset the admin. i however do not see real problem with my post. as im not going to take any users away from you nor am i going to gain profit from my site. I see nothing wrong letting people know about other sites to talk about linux. The very spirit of linux is a free one and i think that the more community sites we have the stronger the community will become. I respect your view and i will not post further threads like this. However i respectfully suggest that the staff here look at there motive for not allowing me to post and realize that a great deal of the rules such as this one stem from the desire to make money and not to help the community. I can see a problem if every site out there started spamming your forum and i know this in part why this rule exists. But i am not tyring to spam. re posted this thread in the general because i thought that it was a better place for it because this is the n00b section.
Further more, i would love to advertise on this site but im quite sure it is out of my price range. currently i only advertise on google which comes out to less then $5 a month. Again im sorry for breaking the rules and i will not do it again.

cdk
 
Old 06-03-2005, 06:57 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by cdk
i however do not see real problem with my post. as im not going to take any users away from you nor am i going to gain profit from my site. I see nothing wrong letting people know about other sites to talk about linux.
I do see a problem: when you signed up for the account to post on here there is an agreement you have to accept or deny. When you accept that agreement you agree to abide by the guidelines contained therein, and within that agreement you promise not to spam, advertise, etc.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 07:04 PM   #14
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OK, all your points are right but an agreement is an agreement. Period. This problem is taken care of, just leave it aside and get to the point of this thread. Thanks.

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-03-2005, 07:21 PM   #15
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Usually its not bad to link others to other open source or Linux sites but when you create threads based on that content and then it ends up being your own site, that is simple classified as advertising. Would you want members to start posting links to their own sites on your site to take advantage of the free advertising they can get away with? I see those who do such things no better than spammers, unsolicited and unwanted posts. I have my own sites as well, but do I create links to them from here? No, if I decided to, I'd either become a sponsor or buy some advertising space to help this site out which has bills to pay, big bills.. and when you link to your own site just to draw visitors, despite the claim of wanting to grab a few of the members here to go to your own site, your taking a small portion of the hard work put into this site by taking advantage of it.

Perhaps when you have 174k members and growing, you'll let Jeremy come plaster his links all over your site you spent so much time working on for the community only to have people take advantage of your success since they have a large traffic draw to their site? What we do allow and XavierP mentioned this in your other thread linking to your site in another forum, is a small discreet link in your signature I've noticed you already have and well, we have the built in www link in your profile. Creating threads to get members attentions is just morally wrong and shows disrespect to the site in my own opinion. To me, you owe Jeremy an apology and no one else.

But simple enough, a rule is a rule and you broke it. So the discussion is over now. This thread has been reported to be closed. If you have any questions or concerns, take it up with a Moderator or the Site Admin.

Regards.
 
  


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